Monday, January 7, 2013

A New Year of Sketches!

Happy first sketch of the year! Thanks to Marlene for finding this week's sketch, which was conceived by Bobbi. It's a great one! I stole her ribbon idea and I'm not afraid to say it ;) Cupcake is from a new swap buddy (thanks Michelle) and the paper is DCWV's Sweet stack. I didn't embossed the frosting only because the frosting already had texture. Otherwise it would be swirly like the DP. Anyone have success with dry embossing textured paper? I did once and the white core was revealed through the cracks that were made. (Is it bazzil, Michelle?)

Sketch #154


This does double duty... January's ODBD challenge wants dry embossing :) Thanks for visiting and have a super week! I'm starting my first week as a per deim substitute at a new (for me) school district. So I have 2 districts now that can wake me at the break of dawn :D

13 comments:

  1. Love the fun edging on your squares, and the cheery colors of your papers! TFS!

    With textured paper, I prefer to use texture plates instead of embossing folders. The impressions from plates are not as deep as those from folders.

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  2. Awesome Card Rachel!!! The paper IS bazzil and it should be solid core. (the color is thru and thru.) I try not to use white cored paper because of that reason. I love to emboss!

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  3. wonderful card! so cheerful & happy! I've had the same thing happen when I tried to dry emboss certain cardstocks, but I can't recall what type/brand it was.

    PS: you work at a school district? teacher? I'm an OT for our school district...so your post caught my attention! Have a great return to work!

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    1. Hi Penny, yeah, I'm a substitute for two school districts. I graduated with a degree in Sec. Ed. English in May. I don't mind the subbing, but of course I'd much rather have a full time position!

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  4. Awesome card! Love the texture! Dry embossing is ok on solid core papers.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  5. Nice colors, Rachel! I thought I was the only one who dislikes the white core paper. Glad to see I'm not alone! I suppose you could stamp swirls on the icing or use some jewels if you want to attract more attention to it without embossing.

    Good luck subbing. I appreciate everyone who's willing to do that job so I can leave my students in competent hands when I have to be absent from school!

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    1. I'm your girl Kathryn :) What grade and subject? Or are you elementary?

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  6. Thanks for the tips about the cored paper ladies! I don't buy any but I did have some hand-me-downed and it didn't get along with the Cuttlebug. Now I know just to be wary of SOME textured paper... not ALL :)

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  7. Very cute card! Love that giant cupcake!

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  8. Terrific card Rachel, and soooo yummy! Nice job combining both challenges. Oh darn, your cute cupcake is making me hungry. Best of luck with your substitute teaching job, and thanks for playing!

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  9. Rachel,
    What a great card. I love the colors you used for the elements. What a nice swap buddy that cupcake looks good enough to eat.
    Thank you for joining in on this fun challenge.
    Marianne

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  10. Hi Rachel! Kids will love that yummy big cupcake (I know I'm craving one now)! CONGRATS on finishing your degree and good luck with substituting; it will surely lead to a permanent post. You're going to be busy!

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  11. Great card. If I have paper crack I take advantage by taking a mini foam brush and ink the cracks...if you use the same color or slightly darker it adds dimension. Just something to think about. I love the ribbon and frosting are the same color! tfs!!!

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